No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons With Dementia

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Upper Room Books, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 176 pages
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With more than five million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease and nearly ten million loved ones caring for them, addressing the concerns of these elders and their caregivers is a matter of increasing importance. Relying on their many years of experience in this area, Jane Thibault and Richard Morgan offer this book to provide a fresh, hopeful model of dealing with life and death in the realm of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Caregivers have two basic needs: affirmation that caregiving is not in vain and reassurance that the lives of those for whom they care are not being lived in vain. Care receivers need more than medical attention; they need tender care, involvement in the community, and a sense of connection with a loving God. When patient and caregiver regard this shared experience as a "mutual spiritual path," each plays a role in deepening the spiritual life of the other. No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted is an excellent resource for individuals caring for loved ones as well as for counselors, support group leaders, pastors, and other professionals. In addition to offering practical ways to help, this book serves as a reminder that every act of love brings positive transformation to the recipient, to the giver, and to the world.

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helpful resource for all caregivers

User Review  - skct -

In their book No Act of Love Is Ever Wasted: The Spirituality of Caring for Persons With Dementia, coauthors Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan re-envision from a Christian perspective ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lillian Martin -

Very good information..Any encouragement we can give those who are caring for these people is helpful. I especially liked that they talk about the spiritual side of care for them. I think they get caught up in the physical because it is so much. Very good. Read full review

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